New Delhi: If you are looking for flagship phones under Rs 30K, you have come to the right place. Here are the top picks for the best smartphones for a budget of around ₹30,000.
Realme 9 Pro Plus
Realme 9 Pro Plus (test) belongs to the high-end smartphone series. It’s a sleek handset with a photochromic layer on the back that changes to different colors when viewed from certain angles.
The Realme 9 pro plus delivers smooth performance during graphics-intensive games and when using the camera. Its price starts at Rs. 24,999 and it comes in Sunrise Blue, Aurora Green and Midnight Black colors.
Realme 9 Pro Plus comes with a 6.4 inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. The phone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC which is one of the best chipsets in the segment. Coming to the camera side, 9 Pro Plus comes with a triple camera setup consisting of the Sony IMX766 50MP sensor with OIS support. It is one of the few phones supporting OIS in the segment. There’s an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro sensor. The selfie camera is a 16MP. Now let’s talk about the battery, it comes with a 4500mAh battery and supports 60W fast charging.
Motorola Edge 30 5G
The Motorola Edge 30 is the base variant of the Moto Edge 30 Pro launched last year. It is the only smartphone in the segment to offer a refresh rate of 144hz. It has a good camera setup and starts at a price of Rs. 27,999. The color variants available are Aurora Green and Meteor Grey.
Motorola Edge 30 5G Specifications
The dimension of the device is 159.4 x 74.2 x 6.8 mm. The smartphone runs on Android 12 operating system and it is powered by Qualcomm SM7325-AE Snapdragon 778G+ 5G octa-core processor. The device has a triple camera which consists of 50 MP (wide) + 50 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (depth) while at the front there is a single camera configuration: 32 MP ( wide).
The screen size is 6.5 inches and the screen type is an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which will give you an output of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Sensors include side-mounted fingerprint, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity. Motorola Edge 30 comes with features like Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB Type-C 2.0 and A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS and GALILEO. The smartphone features 8GB of RAM along with 128GB and 256GB of internal storage. It comes with a powerful non-removable 4020 mAh Li-Po battery + 33W fast charge.
iQOO Neo 6
iQOO has recently expanded its range of smartphones with the launch of the very first “Neo” series phone called – iQOO Neo 6 (test) in India. With this launch, iQOO seeks to strengthen its position under the Rs 30,000 segment.
iQOO Neo 6 Specifications
The phone comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 6.62-inch touchscreen that offers 1080×2400 pixel (FHD+) resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. iQOO Neo 6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 octa-core processor. It comes with 8GB of RAM. The iQOO Neo 6 runs Android 12 and is powered by a 4700mAh battery. The iQOO Neo 6 supports proprietary fast charging.
As for the cameras, the iQOO Neo 6 on the rear packs a triple camera setup with a 64-megapixel (f/1.89) primary camera; an 8-megapixel (f/2.2) camera and a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It has a unique front camera setup for selfies, with a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.
The iQOO Neo 6 runs Funtouch OS 12 is based on Android 12 and comes with 128GB of built-in storage. The iQOO Neo 6 is a dual SIM mobile (GSM and GSM) that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The iQOO Neo 6 measures 163.00 x 76.16 x 8.54 mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 190.00 grams. It launched in Cyber Rage and Dark Nova colors.
Connectivity options on the iQOO Neo 6 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, GPS, Bluetooth v5.20, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, 4G (with support for band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) and 5G. The phone’s sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and in-screen fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy M53
The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is one of the latest options in this segment. It has a plastic body and is 7.4mm thick. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor and runs on Android 12. The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G comes in Emerald Brown, Deep Ocean Blue and Mystique Green colors and its price starts at Rs. 26,499.
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
The phone comes with a 6.70-inch 120Hz refresh rate touchscreen that offers 1080×2400 pixel (FHD+) resolution. The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 octa-core processor which features 2 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and 6 cores clocked at 2 GHz. It comes with 6GB, 8GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G runs Android 12 and is powered by a 5000mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G supports proprietary fast charging.
As for the cameras, the Samsung Galaxy M53 5G on the back packs a quad-camera setup with a 108-megapixel (f/1.8) primary camera; an 8-megapixel (f/2.2) camera; a 2 megapixel (f/2.4) camera and a 2 megapixel (f/2.4) camera. It has a unique front camera setup for selfies, with a 32-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.
The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G runs One UI 4.1 is based on Android 12 and packs 128GB of built-in storage which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 1024GB). The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is a dual SIM mobile (GSM and GSM) that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G measures 164.70 x 77.00 x 7.40 mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 176.00 grams. It was launched in Deep Blue Ocean and Mystique Green colors. He wears a plastic body.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.20, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi Direct, 3G, 4G (with support for band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) and 5G with 4G active on both SIM cards. The phone’s sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus Nord 2T
The OnePlus Nord 2T is a minor upgrade from the previous model, so it’s not recommended for someone who owns a Nord 2. However, the smartphone is still one of the best choices to enter the OnePlus ecosystem.
The Dual SIM (Nano) OnePlus Nord 2T 5G runs OxygenOS 12.1 based on Android 12 and features a 6.43-inch Full HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The display also includes HDR10+ support. The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC, along with up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
For photos and videos, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G features the triple rear camera setup that houses a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main sensor, along with an optical image stabilization support lens ( OIS) f/1.8. The camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel ultra-wide shooter and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G offers a 32-megapixel Sony IMX615 selfie camera sensor on the front.
On the storage side, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G comes with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The phone includes a range of connectivity options such as 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2 and a USB Type-C port. It also comes with NFC support and has GPS/ A-GPS/ NavIC for navigation.
The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It packs a 4500mAh dual-cell battery that supports 80W SuperVOOC fast charging. The supported charger comes in the box. Also, the phone measures 159.1×73.2×8.2mm and weighs 190 grams.